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BMW 3 Series Cars Are Very Efficient

When the BMW 3 Series was built, many engineers included intelligent hardware to enhance performance and efficiency. One of the new features is the 50/50 weight distribution frame, which gives the automobile very efficient suspension tools and steering abilities.

While on the road, a BMW 3 Series vehicle relies on an engine that generates 320 horsepower. All information about MPH, gas usage, and oil levels can be monitored in the cabin on the full-color display panel. Also, since iDrive is wired with various cabin tools, you can configure certain options according to your driving habits.

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Explore the BMW 5 Series in Portland

In the midsized sedan market there are many options for luxury vehicles. Some people do not want the stress of having a large vehicle and opt for something more in the middle. This makes parking easier, storage, and is great for mileage. The 5 Series manages to have all of the creature comforts of larger cousins while not being a land boat.

A standout set of features for the 5 Series is the hardcore safety protection. Very few vehicles in this class have anything comparable to the 5 Series standard safety features. All of the same features that are on…

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How to Replace a Flat Tire

Have you noticed your tire looks a little flat or are you getting tire pressure warnings? You don't want to ignore a tire that continuously goes flat. You should have some tools in your trunk to help you remove the tire and place a spare, or you can purchase a can of Fix-A-Flat if you are in a pinch.

Replacing a flat tire requires a lug wrench, spare tire, and a jack. All three are very important. You also want to have wheel wedges that you can place on your wheels before removing the tire to keep your car…

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How to Identify Trouble with Hoses and Belts in Your Car

If you can identify a potential failure with the hoses and belts in your car, you'll be in a better position to avoid serious trouble.

There are a number of belts on the car that is responsible for powering things like the water pump or the radiator fan. If you can hear squeaking from these areas, you want to get a mechanic on the job because if the belt snaps, you lose the ability for those parts to work.

The hoses have to allow engine coolant to travel from the radiator to the engine block and back. 

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Signs Your Car Needs a Wheel Alignment

Has your car been driving funny? Is your wheel pulling to the left or right? Proper wheel alignment is one of the ways that your car controls fuel efficiency. If your car is off center, you could cause damage to the other wheels. These are some signs that you may need to get your wheels rotated and aligned.

If your steering is off center and your car veers to the left or right, then you probably have a wheel off-balance. An alignment can return to your wheels to their proper position, ensuring your vehicle's safety and efficiency. If you…

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Always Be Prepared for a Possible Roadside Emergency

Just like the Scout motto, you should always be prepared. When it comes to roadside emergencies, the unpredictable nature of these incidences means that it is essential for you to have necessary emergency items in your vehicle and know how to use them.

Firstly, make sure you have water, jumper cables, emergency lights and flares, kitty litter for traction, tire tools and a reliable, charged cell phone. Acquaint yourself with using jumper cables and the tire tools. Secondly, if an emergency occurs, stay well away from the traffic if possible. If someone stops to help, stay in the vehicle...

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Follow These Tips to Keep Your Engine from Overheating

When a vehicle's engine overheats, it signals an immediate need to have the car looked at and serviced. Typically, your vehicle will run just fine and then suddenly start to feel like it's breaking down. If you begin to see steam coming from your engine, it's overheated.

Many things can cause your car's engine to overheat. A leak, either in your vehicle's water pump or elsewhere in your cooling system, is a common cause of engine overheating. A blockage in your cooling system will prevent it from adequately circulating air, causing your vehicle's engine…

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Should You Buy or Lease a New BMW in Portland?

When you're shopping for a new BMW in Portland, one of the biggest financing decisions you'll need to make is whether you want to buy or lease. The finance team here at BMW Portland wants you to make the best decision possible, so here are some of the benefits of both options!

The Benefits of Buying a New BMW

  • You own your BMW! That means when your loan is paid off, you won't need to make any more monthly payments.
  • There are no limitations on mileage or alterations. You are free to do with your vehicle as…
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BMW Introduces the 2018 BMW i3 and First Ever BMW i3s

The most awarded portfolio of vehicles in automotive history is about to get a shot of performance. BMW has introduced the upcoming 2018 BMW i3, and the first ever 2018 BMW i3s. Among premium compact vehicles, the BMW i3 has been the bestselling compact battery-electric vehicle since its debut in 2014, and Portland drivers can join the movement.

The new BMW i3 features a synchronous electric motor that boasts up to 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. By the way, that level of torque is available right from start, giving you a jolt of speed as soon as you…

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A Certified Pre-Owned BMW Delivers Quality, Protection, and Security

When searching for a pre-owned vehicle, few offer the level of reliability and benefits as a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) BMW. Why do CPO BMW vehicles stand out in Portland? Not only because of their affordability, but also the quality, protection, and security they deliver. Explore the extensive CPO BMW selection available at BMW Portland.

What make BMW CPO vehicles such a great option? Not just any pre-owned BMW vehicle can be certified. We only consider those that have been driven for at least six months, and have between 6,000 to 60,000 miles on the odometer.

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